Biological Sciences (with Foundation Year) at Hartpury University - UCAS

Hartpury University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Biological Sciences (with Foundation Year)

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Course summary

Develop your scientific knowledge with this BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences degree (with foundation year). You’ll expand your skills inside the laboratory and outside in the field, to prepare for an exciting career in biology. If you want to advance your understanding of living systems, from the smallest microbes up to large-scale ecosystems, this degree is for you. You’ll develop your expertise in everything from anatomy and physiology through to plant science and epidemiology. You’ll benefit from access to diverse facilities, including professional-standard laboratories, a 70-species animal collection with domestic and non-domestic species, 380-hectares of commercial farmland across five sites, and a large equine centre. Apply theory to practice as you get hands-on in our dissection and microbiology laboratories, learning more about a range of species. You’ll also investigate ecological principles and apply them to the real world on our expansive 360-hectare estate that boasts rare plant and animal species. It’s an ideal setting for observing and conserving British wildlife. In addition to studying core topics including genetics and cell biology, you’ll have the opportunity to undertake a field course either in the UK or abroad. Experience real-world applications of biology on our commercial farm and equine and canine therapy and hydrotherapy centres, and be well-prepared to launch a career within research, clinical laboratories, or a range of related industries.


Our modules are developed regularly to reflect student and industry demands, ensuring you’re well prepared to enter skilled employment on graduation. The majority of courses are comprised of both compulsory and optional modules, the latter of which you'll be able to choose from to suit your interests and career goals. Most courses also include work placement learning, to help you gain essential experience for your future. Modules include: Foundation Skills Development, Academic Skills in Practice (Internship), Reviewing Literature Foundation, Animal Studies. Foundation Biological Principles, Genetics, Biodiversity and Evolution, Comparative Animal Physiology, Cell Biology, Introduction to Biochemistry, Principles of Ecology, Professional and Academic Skills in Animal Biology, Research Methods for Agricultural and Animal Scientists, Behavioural Ecology, Animal Disease and Parasitology, Animal Microbiology, Plant Science, Biochemistry and Toxicology, Field Course, Professional Experience in the Animal Sector, Animal and Agriculture Dissertation, Epidemiology, Immunology and Animal Disease, Environment Health and Climate Change. Modules are sometimes subject to change. Optional modules change each year - you can attend introductory sessions before deciding which ones to study.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We welcome students with equivalent qualifications. Please contact us to discuss. We may interview mature applicants and those with non-traditional qualifications to ensure this is the right course for you. Previous learning towards a university-level qualification or relevant work experience may count as credit for this course.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £16500 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £16500 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Home fees for Sandwich Year £925 International/EU fees for Sandwich Year £4,400 Maximum part time fees (home students only) £6,935

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Hartpury University
Hartpury House
GL19 3BE

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Biological Sciences (with Foundation Year) at Hartpury University - UCAS